The fashion trend cycle can be fickle. One month, a certain silhouette feels relevant and the next it’s become saturated. And though I’m a firm believer that you should wear whatever you please at all times, I’m also a firm believer in falling in love with a new trend or two along the way. The last few months have procured a handful of fresh trends that while shiny and new, also have a lot of staying power thanks to their versatility. Reworked gold hoop earrings, wide-leg jeans, and a handful of other pieces ahead are worth adding to your shopping list. And for the sake of cleaning out your closet, I also rounded up five trends that may be worth taking to your local Goodwill (provided they aren’t serving you anymore).
Below, five trends I predict won’t last long and seven that I suspect have some real staying power. Discover the trends, shop the picks, you know the drill.
Won’t Last Long: Fancy Flip Flops
Flip flops have received the high-end stamp of approval from brands near and far and while they’ll likely work for this summer, something tells us the idea of a pair of flip flops at a designer price point won’t be in favor for long.
Staying Power: Wide-Leg Jeans
Step aside, skinny jeans it’s time to let a more comfortable denim silhouette take the lead. Wide legs have entered the mainstream and in rises and washes that feel especially flattering and easy to wear.
Won’t Last Long: Pants Tucked Into Boots
If you’ve paid attention to street style in the last six months then you’re already well acquainted with the pants-tucked-into-boots trend. While this look is quite chic, it’s probably so much of a statement that it won’t stick around forever.
Staying Power: Vests
Vests have ebbed and flowed in the trend circuit for centuries plus designers have served up chic iterations in the last couple of seasons that make this layering piece well worth the investment.
Won’t Last Long: Bermuda Shorts
As much as we adore a leather Bermuda short right now, the silhouette is admittedly a tough sell to those who are used to their classic blue jeans and trousers.
Staying Power: Leather Blazers
There’s something so enduringly stylish about a leather blazer. Thankfully, there are plenty of elevated vegan options on the market these days and the piece can transition between seasons seamlessly.
Won’t Last Long: Hair Barettes
Multicolor, oft-bedazzled hair barrettes had their moment in the spotlight but it seems these whimsical accessories are losing steam.
Staying Power: Chunky Gold Hoops
Gold Hoop Earrings
It’s unsurprising that the chunky gold hoop trend has staying power; the jewelry staple goes with everything and instantly brightens up your face.
Won’t Last Long: Padded Headbands
Another hair accessory that may not weather the storm is the padded headband. Though great for a statement party look, it doesn’t feel quite as versatile as its non-cushioned cousin (the regular headband).
Staying Power: Ruching
Ruched details add an artisanal element to whatever piece you find it on—purses, pumps, dresses, and so on. It’s a classic design element that’ll never go out of style.
Staying Power: Quilted Accessories
Similar to ruching, quilted design details give accessories a handmade vibe that always looks sleek. Wear now, wear often.
Staying Power: Croc-Effect
A croc-effect texture always looks more expensive than it is, which is cause enough to add to your wardrobe for many years to come.
We at Who What Wear always have our attention focused on the next big thing in the fashion world. Right now, that means the trends that are on the horizon for spring 2020. If the emerging trends on the runways and street style scene are any indication, there is plenty to look forward to in fashion for the coming year. Which pieces are the most essential to begin investing in now, though?
Let me introduce you to our handy S/S 20 capsule wardrobe that details the biggest trends fashion insiders will adopt next year. From the new way to wear leather to the shoes that are about to explode to the jewelry trend that just got a huge upgrade, ahead, discover nine fashion must-buys to get in your closet now. Go on to see how stylish fashion girls are already wearing the pieces now, and shop our edit.
By now, it’s clear that leather looks are a permanent part of the fashion-insider wardrobe, but for spring 2020, we’ll be seeing a transition from neutrals to bold colors such as yellow and purple.
We spotted long, Bermuda-style shorts all over the S/S 20 runways, from Chanel to Staud. Fashion insiders have already been wearing them, but we expect the trend to explode next year.
Anklets have been popular among fashion insiders during past seasons, but now the jewelry has actually become incorporated into shoe styles with cool chain details.
Long, Flowy Dresses
Market editor Judith Jones identified long, flowy dresses as a major trend for 2020. They’ve already taken off in 2019, but there’s no doubt that this will be a defining trend in the coming year.
We saw three-piece suits everywhere on the runways, from Louis Vuitton to Burberry to Marc Jacobs, and whether worn as part of a matching set or styled on their own, vests will be a wardrobe staple this spring.
This matching set will never get old for us.
While there are plenty of jewelry trends on the horizon for 2020, oversize hoops are destined to be the most popular. They make a statement but are easy enough to incorporate into looks from day to night.
Sure, loafers and slide versions exploded a few years ago, but now there’s a new way to wear them. Heeled styles will replace flat versions and become the go-to shoes for the office.
We’ll be seeing a return to the lingerie-inspired elements in clothing across the board, from shape-defining corsets to bustier tops.
In the same vein as the aforementioned lingerie-inspired pieces, bras will come into full focus as tops instead of concealed underneath clothing.
While skinny jeans will never actually be out of style, there are a range of fresh, non-skinny silhouettes that continue to rise in popularity. Yep, we’re talking about styles like flared denim but also a recent favorite amongst the fashion and celeb world: full-length denim. This cut is in a straight fit, typically comes in a lighter wash, and bunches just slightly on top of the shoes. You may remember Hailey Bieber’s recent ensemble last month featuring the Khaite full-length jeans.
Sure, this silhouette is a far cry from the cropped skinny and straight jeans that we’ve been wearing over the last few seasons, but this is one denim style that will be that forward spin to any outfit in the 2020s. We bet the chicest people out there will give these jeans a whirl with pointed ankle boots now or low-heel strappy sandals when the temperatures start to warm up. To highlight this must-try denim trend further, we rounded up how fashion people are wearing full-length jeans now and how they turned up on the S/S 20 runways. Keep scrolling for more and to shop a few pairs as well.
Style Tip: Tucking a cardigan into full-length jeans like Hailey Bieber did feels so right now.
You’ll look impossibly cool stepping out in these very current full-length jeans.
Style Tip: Embrace the modern yet classic vibe with denim on denim and a white cropped tee.
These jeans would look A+ with flat boots or sandals to show off the slight bunch detail at the hem.
Style Tip: A pair of pointed stilettos feel unexpected with light-wash jeans, a graphic tee, and a moto jacket.
Tuck a white tee into these ’90s-esque straight-leg jeans for a chill yet forward vibe.
Style Tip: Chunky black boots bring a cool spin to Katie Holmes’s denim-and-overcoat outfit here.
You may just live in these modern light-wash jeans all year long—and that’s okay.
Style Tip: Bring instant polish to light-wash jeans with an elegant blazer and sleek turtleneck.
Try these jeans with pointed heels and a pattered blouse for a night out.
Style Tip: Try strappy sandals with full-length jeans mixed with a cropped jacket and a blouse come spring.
This is the brand fashion girls everywhere can’t seem to get enough of.
Style Tip: While this denim look would work for your off-duty life, it could also fit into your casual 9-to-5 life with the sophisticated jacket and white booties.
The criss-cross button detail brings a little something extra to these full-length jeans.
Style Tip: Denim on denim is always chic—especially with retro sneakers.
Ripped jeans will bring a “downtown” feel to any look.
Style Tip: Colorful shoes will pop flawlessly against light-wash jeans.
Really go for the trend with these straight-leg jeans featuring the extreme bunching detail.
Style Tip: Go for the layered look with light-wash jeans, a coordinating denim jacket, and a trench coat.
These jeans are sophisticated and sleek paired with booties and a pretty knit for elevated occasions.
Style Tip: Into slightly darker jeans? Try a full-length style with a leather jacket and black boots for a cool vibe.
Celine showcased a range of full-length denim, including this slightly flared silhouette.
Distressed jeans brought an extra amount of edge to this preppy look at Brandon Maxwell’s show.
Slightly baggier full-length jeans felt so of the moment incorporated into this sophisticated look at Michael Kors.
There are so many things right about this look at Paul & Joe, including the socks and sandals, modern blazer, and full-length jeans.
As the zodiac that kicks off the astrological calendar, Aries season is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. Not to mention, it’s also the sign of the self. So, as we all welcome a particularly unique start to spring this year, consider this a great opportunity to take cues from the classic Aries and look inwards: use that big fire-sign energy to start new projects, set personal goals or challenges and, most importantly, take care of yourself. But just before you get started on all that, check out this personalised birthday edit we’ve made in honour of all the Aries in our lives…
The perfect birthday outfit…
Aries are known for being bold and intense so, of course, they’re going to need an edgy outfit for their birthday celebrations! Plus, as all attention-loving fire signs do, they love a bit of the lime light. So, go for a standout slip dress in a cool tattoo print. Then finish the look with some tough jewellery and a denim jacket to keep you warm.
The gift list…
Aries are bubbly and natural extroverts but they’re also super down to earth, so when it comes to picking them some presents it’s all about variety. They’ll love nice new versions of things they’ll always need – like loungewear essentials and classic wardrobe pieces that never go out of style – alongside a few statement items that will help them stand out from the crowd. Plus, due to their competitive nature, Aries are usually really into sports – so a few active wear pieces wouldn’t go amiss either!
Street style inspiration from a stylish Aries…
Don’t be mistaken in thinking that Aries are about to put their personal style choices on pause just because we’re going to be hanging out indoors for a while! Spring is here and Aries will want to show off their new season wardrobes whatever they’ve got going on. Take note from fellow Aries, Elle Fanning, and start sporting all your favourite floaty warm-weather pastel pieces now!
Quote of the month from a famous Aries…
“Fight and push harder for what you believe in, you’d be surprised, you are much stronger than you think.” – Lady Gaga
With spring finally on its way, we’re already dreaming of ditching our coats and swapping them for all the best summer classics: think warm nights in strappy dresses, picnics wearing flowy skirts and walks along the beach in open-toe sandals. In fact, all of those styles are actually already available to shop right now and some of the best summer styles of the season drop early on – so don’t miss out. Browse the best new arrivals now and start curating your perfect summer wardrobe to be ready as soon as the sun comes out…
- Breezy tops
We all have that one top in our closet that we just can’t wait to break out as soon as summer is here. And if you don’t, this should be inspiration enough… puffy sleeves, cutesy ties and ruched details everywhere you look.
- Ice cream coloured bags
Craving bright colours? Get ready to wave goodbye to black and grey and make room for bubblegum pinks, pool blues and neon hues. From picnic prints to embroidered styles, you’ll find your perfect summery accessory here.
- Strappy dresses
Summer dresses have never been as versatile as they are this coming season. Look out for some edgier prints in our IDOL collection, gingham patterns in fresh new colourways, flowy fabrics and, obviously, summery florals are in the mix as well…
- Pastel skirts
We’re dreaming of taking all these beauties outside and being able to finally wear skirts without tights. Opt for florals, satins and asymmetric hemlines this season to be right on trend.
- Dainty sandals
We can’t wait to swap our chunky boots for dainty sandals and we’ve already got heeled mules in more styles and colours than you could ever imagine on site. You will definitely want make room for them right now…
Right now, we’re celebrating the seven trending accessories you need to know about this season: from statement-making pieces that elevate simple combinations to staples that go with virtually anything. But, most importantly, our new arrivals are so fun they’ll put anyone in a great mood. Keep reading to discover our 23 top picks including colour-pop shoulder bags, high-shine metallics, gingham, flower details and lots of beads, pearls and rhinestones…
Everyone knows that accessories can make or break an outfit, so it’s always important to pick finishing touches that give everything you wear personality. First up: the square-toe mule. They are the latest shoe craze and there are so many styles to pick from. Whether you like metallics or soft pastels, you really can’t have too many of them. Nylon bags are also here to stay, so look to new prints like gingham, ruched materials and hardware details to give them a refresh for 2020. When it comes to jewellery, we’re really into chain chokers that will make all your band tees, vests and long-sleeve tops look even cooler, and anything with floral details on them. The coolest hats of the moment? Opt for bucket styles in metallic, printed or denim finishes for extra style points. Other hair accessories to look to now are embellished headbands, scrunchies and hair clips that will complete your final look.
Earlier this year, we filled you in on all of the biggest spring trends of 2020. Amongst those trends was one particular overarching theme we saw in abundance on the spring/summer runways. We called it “beyond the bedroom,” and you guessed it—this trend theme is all about lingerie and how it is making a name for itself in the ready-to-wear world. While we saw boudoir detailing as a whole declare quite a presence this season, we were pleasantly surprised to see how prominent the smaller trends within this category came to fruition as well.
Garters, corsets, slip dresses, bra tops, and hosiery are all lingerie trends we predicted would make it big in the sartorial world and just a few months later, the market has shown that we were right. What could have bubbled to become more of a micro-trend proved to be much bigger than that, as retailers in both the luxury and contemporary space are stocking up on the five lingerie trends you’re about to read up on below.
First off, corsets are undeniably one of the easiest and coolest ways to participate in the lingerie trend movement. These fitted and boned undergarments are now being worn casually as tops with everything from jeans to formal skirts and trousers.
If you have no problem with a skin-baring look, then bra tops will be your best friend this season. Style them underneath big blazers or cropped cardigans or wear them solo for a summer-approved top.
Garters may seem like an unreasonable trend to wear IRL, but once you see the shopping selection below, you’ll think twice. This particular trend is more about the interpretation than the literal incorporation of garters into your wardrobe, but if you’re game to try a more literal approach, by all means, go for it.
This season, get creative with your accessories and incorporate some sultry stockings into the mix. Including everything from thigh-highs to seamed hosiery, this subtle addition to any outfit will make it feel ten times more fresh and 10 times more exciting.
Slip dresses are one of the most versatile dress styles around, as they have the ability to transform from a casual frock into something evening-appropriate in absolutely no time at all. Whether you prefer lace trim or plain black silk, we can guarantee you that this easy-to-wear dress is going to be “in” for a while.
Topshop’s new bohemian trend ‘Pretty, Cool’ takes cue from LA’s coolest, who have effortless warm weather dressing down to a tee. The capsule is all about pairing laid-back pieces and simple silhouettes with denim layers and beachy accessories. To help you nail the styling, we’ve put together five outfits that each focus on one key aspect of the trend. Take a look…
- The relaxed denim…
Nothing says laid-back style quite like light-wash denim so, of course, it’s absolutely essential to achieving the effortless LA look. Double up by wearing a pair of straight-leg jeans with a cropped denim jacket. Then, keep the rest simple and sweet with a blush Bardot top and accessories that have a summery feel.
- The light layer…
As the temperatures start to pick up, you’ll no longer have to turn to your heavy winter coats. However, you’ll still be needing something to keep you warm throughout transition season and a light cardigan is the perfect piece. Style a cami or chilled T-shirt with a floaty midi skirt, then layer a fluffy cardigan over the top.
- The ditsy mini dress…
With their pretty prints, sweet ruffles and outfit all-in-one style, floral dresses are a bohemian wardrobe essential for spring. For now, pick a long sleeved number and layer with a cool motif tee that you can tie in a knot at the front. Later on, all you’ll need is a lightweight denim jacket and you’ll be good to go.
- The picnic print…
Gingham is the ultimate summer print that’s both pretty and cool, so it’s a key pattern to incorporate into your new season wardrobe. Channel the ’70s bohemian vibes by styling a gingham blouse with a pair of slightly flared jeans and some sleek mules. To finish, tie the outfit together with a crisp white jacket and some monochrome add ons.
- The effortless silhouette…
Keeping things simple and relaxed is is crucial to nailing this trend so, even when you’re dressing up, go for a slip in a loose-fitting silhouette. Accessorise with delicate gold accents and, if you want to add a pop of colour, pick some pink mules.
Forget everything you know about maternity dressing. The Missguded Maternity collection has dropped today and it’s a game changer. We’ve created a collection for women that do not want to give up their personal style, just because their silhouette is changing.
Maternity dressing can be uninspiring and difficult to get your head around, so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite celebrity pregnancy outfits to give you a little inspiration for the nine months ahead.
Read through our top picks below to get ideas from Lily Aleridge, Chrissy Tiegan, Ashley Graham and more. You can also shop the full Missguided Maternity collection right now 👇.
Celebrity Maternity Outfits
Just because you are expecting, there is no need to stray away from the animal print. Go bold or go home, with loud patterned fabrics that will grab attention for all the right reasons. Lily has chosen a bold dress with minimal accessories and natural makeup. This is maternity occasion dressing 101.
Opt for form fitting dresses to show off your baby bump or smock styles for something a little more floaty.
Shop printed maternity dresses
Rosie Huntington Whitley
YES👏TO👏THIS. Rosie HW’s street style wins every time, especially when it comes to maternity wear. Keep it chic, simple and classic to create a foolproof outfit.
Throw on a midi dress and black boots for a look that will take you effortlessly from desk to dinner (after all, you’re eating for two now).
Shop maternity midi dresses
Bey is leading the way for all of the low-key casual mums out there. Just because you’re creating a maternity wardrobe, doesn’t mean that you need to leave your loungewear favourites behind.
Opt for a bold graphic tee, teamed with a pair of maternity cycle shorts and your favourite trainers, for a casual daywear outfit.
Shop maternity casual wear
Ribbed fabrics are a key player when it comes to maternity dressing. Super stretchy and easy to wear, a staple ribbed dress can see you throughout the whole nine months.
Ashley Graham has nailed the maternity styling, by throwing on a super effortless, but dressy midi co ord with a block heel boot.
Shop ribbed maternity wear
Fear not, you don’t have to say goodbye to your denim wardrobe when your bump starts to grow. If you can’t master mom jeans when you’re pregnant, then when can you?!
Opt for a pair of jeans with a supportive over bump waistband, meaning that you can team them with an easy t-shirt or cami top.
Shop maternity jeans
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No seriously, whether you’re ready or not, this micro-trend is swiftly marking its territory as one of the hottest styles to try this spring and summer season. The trend we speak of is better seen than described, but if we had to try it’s basically any article of clothing that slinkily ties and wraps around a bare midriff. Sexy, no? These wraparound ties can be connected to a top, skirt, or even swimwear which we’re anticipating seeing a lot more of come summer 2020.
This trend was unsurprisingly very prevalent in the ’90s (which you can see via the Prada F/W 92 runway image below) when skin-baring silhouettes were pretty much all anyone cared about. As we encroach on warmer weather, we’re predicting that this micro-trend is about to make it big once again in this decade. Influencers have already started wearing it and retailers are already hopping on board. If you ask me, this is the beginning of a major trend in the making.
If you’re feeling hesitant to try this one out, we don’t blame you—wearing little strings tied around your bare midriff is pretty daring. However, after taking a look at all the ways It girls are already sporting the risky trend, you might be convinced. Scroll down to observe this trend on the runway, on Instagram, and shop a wide selection of our favorite items so you too can don style.
On the runway:
Spotted on the runway not only this season but also way back when on the spring 1992 Prada runway, was this tied-up waist micro-trend. Considering the resurgence of the ’90s (yet again) this year, the resurfacing of a trend like this doesn’t feel far off at all. But let it be known—Prada did it first.
Pictured: Prada F/W 92
Pictured: Christopher Esber S/S 20
Naturally, some of the industry’s leading ladies have already been dabbling in the trend via crop tops, skirts, and swimsuits. Already, the array of styling techniques is convincing us that this trend is way more versatile than we initially anticipated.
On Alyssa Coscarelli: The Garment top (launching soon)
On Anne-Laure Mais: Musier Paris Skirt Romance ($125)
On Cass Dimicio: Orseund Iris Le Club Cropped Satin Top ($330)
On Bella Thomas: Matteau The Wrap Triangle Top ($135)
On Matilda Djerf: Orseund Iris Le Club Cropped Satin Top ($330)
Pictured: Musier Paris Skirt Romance ($125)
On Ellie Delphine: Orseund Iris Le Club Cropped ($330)
On Rocky Garcia: Solid & Striped bikini
On Amy Julliette Lefévre: Orseund Iris Le Club Cropped Satin Top ($330)